5 Gift wrapping ideas and hacks

Receiving gifts might be one of the best things about the holiday season, but wrapping gifts? Not so much. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably always on the lookout for easy, quick yet beautiful ways to wrap your Christmas presents. Well, you’re in luck! Here, in no particular order, are 5 gift wrapping ideas and hacks that just might come in handy this Christmas:

1. Fabric instead of paper

Do you struggle with those oddly shaped presents that are just impossible to wrap nicely? Use a festive piece of fabric instead of paper, and tie the gathered corners together with a shiny ribbon. This is also a great, eco-friendly way of reusing old scraps of fabric.

2. Put it in a box or container

Another thing you can do with oddly shaped items? Put them in a recycled container (make sure it’s clean!) first. Great examples include cereal boxes or any other box that you have lying around, and empty paper towel rolls or even toilet paper rolls for small items like nail polish.

3. Do it like a pro

Place the item on the wrapping paper diagonally. Watch:

4. Always wrap on a hard surface

This might seem like a no brainer but we’ve all tried to wrap presents sitting on the carpet or floor of the family living room – and more times than not, we end up getting frustrated and ripping the paper.

Also, if you’ve got a soft item like a scarf, for example, wrap it together with a piece of cardboard (you can cut a piece off a cereal box) so you have a hard surface to work with.

5. Don’t forget the post-it notes

Do you wrap all your gifts first before adding nametags or Christmas cards? Do you always forget what’s in a beautifully wrapped package and whom it’s for because you didn’t label it immediately? Keep a stack of post-it notes by your side while you’re wrapping, and use them.

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